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L-arginine, an amino acid, is needed and produced by the body to aid in protein production. Due to its vasodilating property, its supplementation helps in improving conditions such as angina, hypertension, erectile dysfunction, etc. Food items like eggs, red meat, dairy, and fish also contain L-arginine to some extent. It is available in various forms like injections, creams, and tablets. However, L-arginine supplementation can lead to low blood pressure, asthma, gout, abdominal pain, diarrhea, etc. Hence they must be taken with a physician's consent.

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My regular medicines affect my erection. How to improve this?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 60 years old. I am physically fit and I jog almost 3 to 4 km daily. I am a vegetarian. I have a business of my own. I have undergone angioplasty before 20 years and open heart surgery six years before. But, I am an active person with slim body. My height is 165 cm and weight is 60...  Read Full »

Dr. Geetha Priyadarsini Kamminana

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Impotence, characterized by a decrease or loss of the ability to achieve or maintain a firm erection, affects around 20% to 25% of men by the age of 65. Similar to menopause in females, men experience andropause, which can lead to a reduced libido and decreased erectio...  Read Full »

I am suffering from erectile dysfunction and under L-Arginine. Please solve my problem.

Query: Hello doctor, I am suffering from erectile dysfunction. Early morning sex power is also very low. There is a quick immature erection. The genital part does not stand properly. Right now, I am taking 1000 mg L-Arginine once daily. Can you please solve my problem?  Read Full »

Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hello, Welcome to the For your erectile dysfunction problem, you have to rule out organic cause like thickening of an artery supplying penis due to fat deposition. It is called atherosclerosis thickening of the artery. For that color Doppler ultrasound, penile angiography can be done....  Read Full »

Is Tadalafil effective for erectile dysfunction in a 50-year-old diabetic?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 50-year-old male. I have been a diabetic for more than 20 years. I am taking insulin injections and tablets for diabetes. Due to this, I have been affected by erectile dysfunction for one year. My physician advised Tfil 20 tablets. Initially, I had good results. But I find it is ...  Read Full »

Dr. Seikhoo Bishnui

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. If you are not getting good results with 20 mg tablets, then I would advise you to take 5 mg tablets regularly for at least four weeks. Consult your specialist doctor, discuss with him or her and take the above medicine with their cons...  Read Full »

What medical conditions are responsible for erectile dysfunction?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 27-year-old male doctor. I am moderately obese, but I do weight losing activities like gym and yoga. I can maintain an erection during masturbation but not during sex with my wife. There was no problem two months ago, but now I am having this issue. I used to masturbate three time...  Read Full »

Dr. Ramchandra Lamba

Answer: Hi, Welcome to The cause of erection problems are many, including medical conditions like diabetes, hypertension, thyroid hormones or testosterone, and prolactin disturbance. So, get these investigations done to rule out these conditions. Secondly, psychological problems such as depr...  Read Full »

I am unable to get a proper erection. Will Cialis help?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 21 years old. I have been having trouble getting an erection, and it is affecting my relationship. I have gained weight within the past year, and this problem started happening around six months ago. I am getting an erection, but it does not reach its full potential. I got to know...  Read Full »

Dr. Seikhoo Bishnui

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Cialis is Tadalafil and is a PDE-5 inhibitor. Taking medicine in a dose of 10 to 20 mg on necessary basis about one hour before sex results in a firm erection. Taking the dose of 5 mg daily also help in maintaining the erection. But, the drug is a prescription drug, an...  Read Full »

Why am I unable to achieve sexual satisfaction even after vaginismus treatment?

Query: Hi doctor, We are not able to do the sex till two months after marriage. I have contacted the doctor. She recommended me the physiotherapy for vaginismus and the treatment took two years and eventually finished before six months. I met a gynecologist and she prescribed me Xylocaine, Etizola and Ca...  Read Full »

Dr. Seikhoo Bishnui

Answer: Hi, Welcome to A lot of factors determine the enjoyment in sex. Vaginismus is also related to psychological factors. You have just started feeling that you are not enjoying sex. This feeling could occur due to hormonal factors and so, I would recommend you to get serum estrogen, progest...  Read Full »

I am experiencing erectile dysfunction. What should I do?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 47 year old male. Recently, I started experiencing erectile dysfunction, that is, I am unable to hold my erection. It is as if I am losing interest midway. I do not have diabetes or any other illness. I am a non-vegetarian, and I chew tobacco. I am married and have two kids. ...  Read Full »

Dr. Seikhoo Bishnui

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You have no history of diabetes and hypertension, so no need to worry. Tobacco could be one aggravating factor for your problem and try to reduce the chewing of tobacco. For erectile dysfunction, you can try supplements like L-Arginine and Yohimbine. A lot of brands ar...  Read Full »

I have lost my sexual drives, and it is affecting my marriage life. Kindly advice.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 31-year-old female. I have lost my sexual drives, and it is affecting my marriage life. Kindly advice.  Read Full »

Dr. Seikhoo Bishnui

Answer: Hello, Welcome to If you have a low sex drive, then this should be evaluated properly. Medical causes like diabetes and hypertension should be ruled out. This might be due to hormonal issues. Your serum prolactin and progesterone levels should be checked. Normal levels will rule out t...  Read Full »

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